Can't for the life of me understand how LSRC is construed as a winner by getting Flint to Plymouth. Not enough online business to buy everybody lunch here - and why would a railroad want to pay a fortune in additional taxes, maintenance to dozens and dozens of miles of track, etc., just to go further to interchange traffic? Makes absolutely no sense. CN wins their interchange traffic in Flint, and will take it east to PH, or west to Durand for forwarding to Detroit/Toledo/CSX. Also agree with DaveO that the east/west line across Michigan is in trouble as an intact route. NS could jack up CPs trackage rights payments on the Wabash ten-fold, and it still would be cheaper (and much faster) than any thought of them acquiring the PM trackage and all of the costly baggage that goes with it. I think CSX has a hard time finding buyers for a lot of this stuff...
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